Spanish La Liga
Espanyol0Real Madrid6

Espanyol 0-6 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo also scored five in a 9-1 La Liga win over Granada on 5 April

Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's record scorer in La Liga after hitting five goals in a demolition of Espanyol.

Ronaldo has 230 goals in the Spanish top flight, passing Raul's tally of 228, and is now the fourth-highest scorer in the competition's history.

The Portugal forward hit three inside the first 20 minutes, one a penalty, before Karim Benzema made it 4-0.

Ronaldo, previously without a goal in eight games for club and country, added two more in the second half.

The 30-year-old's record-breaking total has come in just 204 league games for Real following his £80m move from Manchester United in 2009.

Goal drought? What goal drought?

La Liga's all-time top scorers
PlayerClubsYears in La LigaGoals
1. Lionel MessiBarcelona2004-287
2. Telmo ZarraAthletic Bilbao1940-1955251
3. Hugo SanchezAtletico MadridReal MadridRayo Vallecano1981-1994234
4. Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid2009230
5. RaulReal Madrid1994-2010228

Ronaldo needed just seven minutes to end his eight-game goal drought, which covered pre-season friendlies as well as Real's opening two La Liga games of the season.

He curled in the opening goal from Luka Modric's pass, before adding a second from the penalty spot following a foul by Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez.

The forward completed his hat-trick by converting a Gareth Bale cross, then claimed an assist by feeding Benzema to add a fourth with just 28 minutes gone.

Ronaldo did not score again until just past the hour mark, with Bale again the provider, and rounded off a comprehensive win by finishing from Lucas Vazquez's pass towards the end.

Line-ups

Espanyol

  • 13López
  • 23Arbilla
  • 15CianiSubstituted forMontañés Claveríasat 45'minutes
  • 22González SoberónBooked at 16mins
  • 3Duarte
  • 8Sevilla López
  • 4Sánchez MataSubstituted forJordán Morenoat 65'minutes
  • 16López RodríguezSubstituted forCañas Ruiz Herreraat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5Álvarez Delgado
  • 20Caicedo
  • 7Moreno Balagueró

Substitutes

  • 1Bardi
  • 11Montañés Claverías
  • 14Cañas Ruiz Herrera
  • 18Fuentes Hernández
  • 19Jordán Moreno
  • 24Raíllo Arenas
  • 28Sylla Diallo

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosSubstituted forVaraneat 75'minutes
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14Casemiro
  • 19ModricSubstituted forKovacicat 56'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 22Isco
  • 11Bale
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9BenzemaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forVázquezat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 8Kroos
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
27,395

Match Stats

Home TeamEspanyolAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Felipe Caicedo (Espanyol) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joan Jordán.

  4. Post update

    Salva Sevilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Anaitz Arbilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pau.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gerard Moreno (Espanyol).

  11. Post update

    Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Isco following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álvaro González.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic with a through ball.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paco Montañés (Espanyol).

  16. Post update

    Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by José Cañas (Espanyol).

  18. Post update

    Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joan Jordán (Espanyol).

  20. Post update

    Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

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